7 Best Wood Chipper Shredder Reviews

Here at Chipper Shredder Reviews HQ, we bring you only the best chipper shredder reviews and comparisons on the top units for your home or small landscaping business.

Below you can find our top 7 chipper shredders based off chipping capabilities, quality, durability, product features and consumer reviews. Our reviews and comparisons are unique, covering specs that you probably wouldn’t even consider in the first place. Unlike other reviewers, we go the extra mile to make sure our reviews are up to date so you get the most relevant information to help you make the right investment.

Patriot Products CSV-3065B Chipper Shredder

Patriot Products are well known for their quality machinery, and Patriot CSV-3065B is no exception. Well designed and constructed, this unit has lots of metal parts, where other less professional quality machines would feature plastic. Patriot CSV-3065B straddles the line between a really robust home owner model and an entry-level professional unit.

Power Type: Gasoline
Chipping Diameter: 3″
Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Power: 6.5HP
Engine: Briggs & Stratton
Start Type: Pull
Weight: 72.8 LBS
CARB Compliant: Yes
Dimensions: (HxDxW) 35″ x 24″ x 37″
Debris Bag: Not Included

The Patriot Products CSV-3065B comes equipped with a 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, which gives the unit more than enough power to handle large branches up to 3” in diameter. It also makes short work of garden debris like leaves and twigs you put into its big hopper. This unit can reduce waste by turning 20 bags of debris to 1 with a 20 to 1 reduction ratio.

The 6.5 HP engine is a four-stroke, so there’s no need to mix oil into the fuel like other lawn and garden equipment. The engine burns fuel so efficiently that it meets California’s strict CARB emission standards.

Patriot Products CSV-3100B Chipper Shredder

The Patriot Products CSV-3100B is the newest CSV model and a monster when it comes to power, build and quality. This unit is packed with a 10HP gasoline engine – substantially more than many of the closest comparable machines. But it also comes with a steep price tag, a few hundred dollars more than the CSV 3100B.

Power Type: Gasoline
Engine Compliancy: 50 state compliant
Chipping Diameter: 3″
Waste Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Power: 10 HP
Engine: Briggs & Stratton
Start Type: Pull
Weight: 72.8 pounds
Dimensions: 37″ x 24″ x 35″
Debris Bag: Not Included

The extra horsepower makes it less likely that you’ll jam the machine, especially when working at a fast pace. The Patriot CSV-3100B’s solid steel blades can breeze through large branches up to 3″ in diameter and shred leaves like no one’s business.

With a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard commercial grade engine, a name that’s synonymous with quality and reliability for generations, it’s no wonder this unit is so popular with rave reviews across the entire board.

Tazz K32 Chipper Shredder

The Tazz is a well rounded chipper shredder with additional safety features built-in. Unlike the Patriot CSV models, it comes with an ergonomic handle bar that keeps your hands and fingers far away from the hopper’s mouth. A rubber cover on the chipper’s feeding tube prevents debris from flying back out. Like most models, the Tazz also has rubber flaps in the hopper to prevent flying debris.

Power Type: Gasoline
CARB Compliant: Yes
Chipping Diameter: 3″
Waste Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Engine Displacement: 212cc
Engine: Viper, 4 Cycle, Single Cylinder
Start Type: Pull
Weight: 121 pounds
Dimensions (HxDxW): 51.9″ x 29.9″ x 24.5″
Debris Bag: Included. Features Bottom-Out zipper and quick Dock-and-Lock bag connector. 2 Bushel Capacity.
Optional Features: Tazz vacuum kit featuring a unique air gate and largest-in-class rotor *** Tazz produces 20% more vacuum power than similar chipper shredders

This handsome workhorse is our favorite chipper shredder for so many reasons.

Not only is it affordable, it also comes with it’s own bottom-out zippered debris bag. The easiest bag to use in the industry. Unloading the debris bag is as easy as unzipping the bag into a compost bin, flower bed or leaf collection bag instead of flipping it upside down and pulling the debris out using your hands.

It also features an optional vacuum kit that attaches to the unit to make cleanup even faster. The 4 inch thick, 10 foot diameter hose reduces your work load significantly.

If you’re tall, the unit’s height will be a relief for your back when feeding the hopper and transporting the unit from place to place. The Tazz is 51.9 inches tall, compared to other units in this list which average 35 inches in height.

The Tazz K32’s housing and blades are constructed of durable steel. Where most chipper shredders have kickstands, the Tazz K32 has a sturdy fixed stand that stays put and won’t sink into the dirt while the machine is at work.

Patriot Products CSV-2515 Chipper Shredder

Power Type: Electric (plugs into standard 110 volt outlet)
CARB Compliant: No
Chipping Diameter: 2.5″
Waste Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Engine Displacement: 205cc
Engine: 14 Amps
Start Type: Switch
Weight: 95 pounds
Dimensions (HxDxW): 35″ x 24″ x 37″
Debris Bag: Not Included

The Patriot CSV 2515 is a one of a kind electric chipper shredder. With the Patriot brand, you can expect this model to live up to it’s name. This unit has large wheels which make it easy to transport, unlike gas powered machines, although it will need to be powered by an extension cord. Because this model is powered by electricity, you can expect quiet operation and a low maintenance motor.

The Patriot CSV 2515 can handle branches up to 2.5 inches in diameter and can easily grind through mountains of leaves through the large hopper.

Yard Machines 24A-45M4700 Chipper Shredder

This unit has a much different design than the rest. Instead of feeding your leaves and debris into a big, open hopper on top, you can lay the input chute flat on the ground and rake your leaves directly into the machine.

This unit may be easy to push around, but it can be a pain to store with its leaf chute angled out of the side.

Like all the chipper shredder models we’ve reviewed, there’s a separate trumpet-shaped chute for chipping branches.

Power Type: Gasoline
CARB Compliant: No
Chipping Diameter: 2″
Waste Reduction Ratio: 10:1
Engine Displacement: 208cc
Engine: Cub Cadet, 4-Cycle OHV
Start Type: Manual
Weight: 250 pounds
Dimensions (HxDxW): 35″ x 42″ x 24″
Optional Features: N/A

The Yard Machines 24A-45M4700 is a great chipper shredder for small jobs around the yard. This unit has the smallest reduction ratio on the list, reducing only 10 bags of waste into 1 and a maximum chipping diameter of 2 inches.

Earthquake 9060300 Chipper Shredder

We used to have the Earthquake 14267 chipper shredder with 212cc 4-cycle viper engine in our list of top picks, but since that unit is no longer available from the manufacturer, we’ve replaced it with the 9060300, its brother, who has a 205cc 4-cycle Briggs engine.

Like the Tazz 32, the Earthquake 9060300 also features a fixed stand, a hand grip bar for good ergonomics and safety as well as a rubber cover on the chipper feeding tube to prevent debris from flying out.

Power Type: Gasoline
CARB Compliant: No
Chipping Diameter: 3″
Waste Reduction Ratio: 20:1
Engine Displacement: 206cc
Engine: Air-cooled, 4 Stroke
Start Type: Pull
Weight: 97 pounds
Dimensions (HxDxW): 36″ x 31″ x 23″
Debris Bag: Not Included
Optional Features: Earthquake Tow Bar Kit (for use with lawn tractor), Earthquake Chipper Shredder Vacuum Kit

Although this chipper shredder has an optional vacuum kit addon, the Earthquake has weak suction power compared to the Tazz K32. Also, it is a little on the expensive side. However, it does have some upsides as it redeems itself in size and weight.

Its oval shaped feeding chute is small, so branches need to be trimmed well before feeding them through the machine. With its chipping knives and hammers in action, it has no problems reducing both wet and dry branches.

Note: Earthquake chipper shredder reviews on Amazon have real customer videos that show you the machine in action.